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National Summary


Bright and breezy today, with sunny spells and fairly widespread showers. Some falling as hail and locally of sleet on high ground this morning in northern and western areas. A few thundery bursts today also. Top temperatures of 7 to 10 C., in fresh and gusty north to northwesterly winds.


Cold and frosty tonight, with long clear and with the rain and hail showers becoming largely confined to Atlantic coastal counties. The stiff northwesterly wind will moderate also. Lowest temperatures of -2 to plus 2 C., with possibly a few icy patches.


Wednesday will start off cold ,dry and frosty in many areas. But the frost will soon clear, with good sunny spells in all areas. But the rain and hail showers already in Atlantic coastal counties, will become fairly widespread by early afternoon. Top temperatures of 8 to 10 C., in mostly moderate north to northwest breezes.


Wednesday night will be cold with some scattered light showers. Lowest temperatures of 0 to 4 degrees with frost in places, mainly in Leinster and Munster. Thursday will be mostly cloudy with a fair amount of dry weather and some patchy light rain or drizzle. Highest temperatures of 9 to 12 degrees with moderate north to northwest breezes. Thursday night will be mostly free from frost. Friday will be mostly cloudy also with a good deal of dry weather and some light rain possible at times. Highest temperatures of 9 to 12 degrees with light westerly breezes. Saturday will be noticeably milder with highest temperatures of 11 to 14 degrees. It will be mostly cloudy with patchy rain or drizzle, which will become more persistent at times near the west coast. On Sunday, after a mainly dry start, persistent rain will gradually spread from the southwest. It will be heavy at times, especially in Munster and Connacht. Highest temperatures of 10 to 14 degrees with fresh southeast winds. The early days of next week look like being mild and unsettled with spells of rain, which will be heavy at times.

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Coastal Reports

Malin Head Automatic

North, 27 Knots, Gust 36 Knots, Fair, 11 Miles, 1020, Rising slowly

Dublin Airport

West-Northwest, 8 Knots, Fine, 16 Miles, 1019, Rising slowly

Buoy M5 51° 41'N 6° 42'W

North, 20 Knots, Wave ht: 1.8 m, The visibility at Tuskar is greater than 10 Miles, 1018, Falling slowly

Roches Point Automatic

North-Northwest, 21 Knots, Fair, 16 Miles, 1020, Falling slowly

Sherkin Island Automatic

North, 18 Knots, Gust 32 Knots, Fair, 24 Miles, 1022, Falling slowly

Valentia Automatic

North-Northeast, 5 Knots, Rain shower, 18 Miles, 1024, Steady

Mace Head Automatic

North, 17 Knots, Cloudy, 18 Miles, 1023, Falling slowly

Belmullet Automatic

North, 17 Knots, Fair, 14 Miles, 1024, Falling slowly

Buoy M2 53° 29'N, 5° 26'W

North, 22 Knots, Wave ht: 2.2 m, 1016, Rising slowly

Buoy M3 51° 13'N, 10° 33'W

North-Northeast, 18 Knots, Wave ht: 2.3 m, 1023, Steady

Buoy M4 55° 0'N 10° 0'W

North, 21 Knots, Wave height not available, 1023, Steady

Buoy M6 53° 4'N 15° 56'W

North-Northeast, 16 Knots, Wave ht: 3.2 m, 1030, Steady

Sea Area Forecast

Sea Area Forecast untill 0500 Wednesday 26 April 2017 Issued at 0500 Tuesday 25 April 2017

Meteorological Situation at 0300: A fresh to strong unstable northerly airflow covers Ireland between a depression of 990 hPa in southern Scandinavia and an anticyclone of 1037 hPa in mid-Atlantic. Showery troughs move down over the country.

Forecast for all Irish coastal waters and the Irish Sea

Wind: Northerly force 6 or 7, decreasing force 5 or 6 later this evening, decreasing force 4 or 5 overnight

Weather: Occasional heavy showers of rain and hail with a risk of thunder.

Visibility: Good, decreasing moderate or poor in showers.

Outlook for a further 24 hours until 0500 Thursday 27 April 2017: Moderate to fresh north to northeast winds, becoming north to northwest on Wednesday afternoon. Scattered showers.

Weather Warnings

Small Craft Warning

Northerly winds will reach force 6 or higher today on all Irish coastal waters.